Tour Your Future
Explore future STEM careers with Tour Your Future! This program for girls and non-binary youth ages 11–17 provides the opportunity to meet female+ professionals who work in STEM fields. Participants can experience what it is like to work in a variety of industries ranging from wildlife rehabilitation to robotics and more!
Tour Your Future welcomes cisgender girls, transgender girls, non-binary youth, gender nonconforming youth, genderqueer youth, and anyone who identifies as female.
Pre-registration is required.
Cost: $13 per student
Scholarships available. Call 412.237.3400 to learn more!
Fri., Oct. 13
100 Delta Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15238
Students will engage with professionals across the Bioprocessing, Clinical Affairs, Information Technology & Technical Services, Laboratory Research Services, Quality, Product Development, and Regulatory Affairs Departments at Cook MyoSite during a site tour and career discussion. This tour will highlight the different paths emerging professionals can take to achieve a career in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) spaces as they apply to the medical fields. Finally, students will conclude their tour with a “Life Cycle of a Cell Product” activity where they will see where Cook Myosite products are received and then visit “stations” to follow the cell product through all stages of production.
Mon., Oct. 16
Highmark Corporate Headquarters – Fifth Avenue Place 120 Fifth Ave
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Highmark Health is a national blended health organization whose mission is to create a remarkable health experience, freeing people to be their best. To support Highmark’s mission, the Enterprise Data & Analytics (ED&A) Department creates actionable insights to enhance business decisions. To create these insights, ED&A employs data scientists, data engineers, research statisticians, actuaries, and more to analyze and showcase a vast amount of medical and insurance data. During this tour of Highmark Corporate Headquarters, students will hear from several different professionals within ED&A with a focus on day-to-day affairs as well as the individual career pathway of the speaker. Interactive activities throughout the tour will demonstrate innovative and exciting work performed by this team.
Thurs., Oct. 19
1600 W. Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. We are a global network with more than 10,000 employees, and here in the United States we have more than 20 offices. We combine engineering and business knowledge and apply them to the various business units we work with. Our main engineering focuses are within metals, energy, infrastructure, and sustainability. We’re employee owned and a flat organization. As a company we’re committed to working closely with the communities we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy. We want their businesses, ecosystems, and communities to thrive, both now and into the future. Our Pittsburgh office serves as the corporate headquarters in the U.S. Out of the Pittsburgh office, we have groups working in nuclear energy, mechanical, structural, electrical, process, steel, and metals engineering. You will be visiting with female STEM engineers in the structural, mechanical, infrastructure, and process fields. You’ll get to tour the office, meet some recent graduates, learn about the culture of Hatch, perform an experiment, enjoy lunch, then finish up with a Q & A session.
Thurs., Nov. 2
Duquesne Light Company
2825 New Beaver Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15233
At Duquesne Light Company, more than 1,700 employees work together to deliver safe and reliable electricity to more than 600,000 customers in the City of Pittsburgh as well as Allegheny and Beaver counties. At Duquesne Light Company, they’re creating a larger than light, clean energy future for all — delivering exceptional results today and boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow. In other words, they don’t just power lights. They empower lives! Students will go on a tour of the Duquesne Light Company training facility, view a presentation on Electric Vehicles, and hear from several of Duquesne Light Company’s female+ professionals in various departments including Engineering, IT, and Electrification.
Thurs., Nov. 9
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Students are invited to join us for a captivating two-hour program at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, where they’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from accomplished female+ individuals who have excelled in the fields of animal care and wildlife education. This behind-the-scenes experience is designed to inspire and empower individuals interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic world of zoos and wildlife conservation by exploring the critical work that makes zoos thrive.
Thurs., Nov. 16
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Join us for a tour of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) and explore the Aviation Industry! The aviation industry is seeking the next generation of Aviation Technicians and Pilots to keep America’s planes, helicopters, and aerospace technologies flying for years to come. This industry is seeking critical thinkers, STEM skills, problem solvers, and those that are interested in the cutting edge of space exploration, drones, jets, and every airborne technology in between. Learn more about the Aviation Industry during this tour of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and explore the high-demand careers, salaries, licenses, and transferrable skills one can acquire from PIA for a rewarding future in aviation!
Sat., Dec. 2
Magee Women’s Research Institute
200 Craft St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
Magee Women’s Research Institute (MWRI) is one of the largest research institutions in the world focused on women’s and reproductive health. During this tour, students will receive an overview of the research currently being conducted at MWRI, with a special focus on genetics and the model organisms that are used to understand human disease and reproductive biology. In addition to touring the research institute and meeting female+ professionals, students will also have the opportunity to use a variety of laboratory equipment and models that are actively used in research.
Thurs., Dec. 14
11 am–1 pm
Medical Examiner’s Office
1520 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner (ACOME) has the responsibility of investigating all deaths in Allegheny County except for those that are clearly natural and have a physician to issue the death certificate. Other violent, accidental, sudden unexpected, or medically unattended deaths must be reported to, and fall under the jurisdiction of, ACOME. ACOME also conducts forensic analyses on evidence from crime scenes to assist law enforcement, judicial court systems, and health and environmental agencies. Students will have a unique opportunity to explore ACOME during this guided tour and learn about the important work that is conducted by the scientists, laboratory technicians, forensic investigators, and more.
*Disclaimer: This is an active forensics laboratory. You may observe human remains at this facility. All participants will be required to sign-in as well as sign official confidentiality agreements per the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner.
Can I go on a tour? Tours are open to individuals and groups ages 11–17. Cisgender girls, transgender girls, non-binary youth, gender nonconforming youth, genderqueer youth, and anyone who identifies as female is welcome.
What will I do on a tour? Typical tours include a guided tour of the host site’s facility, a Q&A session with women+ professionals, and a hands-on activity related to the work done at the host site.
How much does a tour cost? All tours are $13 per student. A limited number of need-based scholarships for individuals and groups are available. To request a scholarship for an individual, please complete this application . To request a scholarship for a school group, please fill out this application .
How do I sign up? Register online or call 412.237.3400 to book your spot.
What if the tour is filled? If the tour you’re interested in is filled, please call 412.237.3400 to be added to the waitlist. You will be notified if spaces become available.
Where do I go for the tour? All tours are on site at the specified locations, or on a virtual meeting platform. These are NOT at Carnegie Science Center. After registration is complete, you will receive an informational email approximately one week prior to the tour date with specific arrival and tour details.
For Professional Women+ in STEM Fields
If you are a cisgender woman, transgender woman, non-binary individual, gender nonconforming individual, genderqueer individual, or anyone who identifies as female working in STEM, we would love to meet you! You’re just one click away from inspiring some of our next great STEM professionals! Please take the time to fill out this form to host a Tour Your Future event at your place of work.
Tour Your Future No-Call No-Show Policy
Participants must cancel their spot at least one week in advance if they are unable to attend. If any participant is a no-call no-show two times during a semester, that participant will be unable to register for future tours.
Questions? Please contact Maggie Fonner at FonnerM@carnegiesciencecenter.org for more info.